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Arizona COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 7,000

AP, file

Arizona has now recorded more than 7,000 total deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New figures released by the Arizona Department of Health Services released Wednesday show 90% of all intensive care unit beds statewide were in use Wednesday.

Health experts expect Arizona’s surge to continue and possibly worsen following the Thanksgiving holiday. Officials Wednesday also reported nearly 4,500 new known COVID-19 with more than 100 more deaths. It follows Tuesday's all-time high for new daily infections in the state at over 12,300.

Hospitalizations and ICU bed occupancy have surged recently and are nearing levels last seen during Arizona’s summer COVID spike. In all, more than 382,000 people in the state have tested positive since March.

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